West Coast League
Founded in 2005, the West Coast League (formerly the West Coast Collegiate Baseball League) is a Summer Collegiate Baseball league based in the Pacific Northwest. Comprised of the some of the top college players from across the United States and Canada, the West Coast Baseball League includes teams in Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia. Sanctioned by Major League Baseball and the NCAA, the West Coast Collegiate Baseball League is dedicated to providing increased competition for players entering the MLB Amateur Draft. WCL players come predominantly from the Pac-10, Big West, WCC and WAC conferences. Players live with host families in the same manner as A and Independent League players, and are NCAA eligible and are unpaid in order to maintain their eligibility.
Each team is operated in a similar manner to a professional minor league team, providing players an opportunity to play under the same conditions using wooden bats, minor league specification baseballs, experiencing overnight road trips and playing nightly before fans in a stadium.
The WCL quickly established itself as an elite proving ground for the top aspiring players. After only two complete seasons, 27 West Coast Collegiate Baseball League alumni were selected in the 2007 amateur draft. After only four complete seasons, more than 100 West Coast League alumni were in professional baseball, including a number in the Major Leagues.
Current WCL Teams
- Aloha Knights
- Spokane RiverHawks
- Moses Lake Pirates
- Medford Rouges
- Klamath Falls Gems
- Kitsap BlueJackets
|2005||Wenatchee AppleSox||2-0||Bellingham Bells|
|2006||Wenatchee AppleSox||2-0||Spokane RiverHawks|
|2007||Moses Lake Pirates||2-0||Corvallis Knights|
|2008||Corvallis Knights||2-0||Wenatchee AppleSox|
|2009||Wenatchee AppleSox||2-0||Corvallis Knights|
|2010||Wenatchee AppleSox||2-1||Bend Elks|
|2011||Corvallis Knights||2-0||Walla Walla Sweets|
|2012||Wenatchee AppleSox||2-1||Corvallis Knights|
|2013||Corvallis Knights||2-0||Wenatchee AppleSox|
|2014||Bellingham Bells||2-1||Corvallis Knights|
|2015||Bend Elks||2-0||Kelowna Falcons|
|2016||Corvallis Knights||2-1||Bellingham Bells|